New Words: mislike

i was hanging out with Coyote in extra-dimensional library which is his tiny room.

“i mislike him” Coyote said.

“is that like disliking them?” i queried

“yes, but without the hint of malice.”  he replied converting a mistake into a creation.

“Misinformation is simply erroneous without mal-intent.  Disinformation is erroneous material placed to deceive people. It has embedded mal-intent.  If you dislike someone you might feel ill will towards them.  If you mislike them, you do not like them without any ill feelings about it.”


About paxus

a funologist, memeticist and revolutionary. Can be found in the vanity bin of Wikipedia and in locations of imminent calamity. buckle up, there is going to be some rough sledding.

3 responses to “New Words: mislike”

  1. richard jbird lisko says :

    Good stuff. An aboriginal friend warned that one can’t believe everything one reads. This is especially true, I think, with news print and electronic media. Dis-information. We been dissed.

  2. Patty says :

    I like the term mislike, makes me want to re-categorize some of my dislikes.

    Your post leaves me wondering who you were referring to…

  3. Will says :

    I like the distinction between misinformation and disinformation, but Coyote didn’t make a mistake. “Mislike” is not a new word; it dates back at least as far as Shakespeare, and it does mean “dislike” or “disapprove of.”

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